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gun violence prevention task force in the house. this group was set up by nancy pelosi last month to be the voice of congressional democrats on reform. and it tells you something about the diversity of the democratic party on this issue, right, to be able to have nancy pelosi, who has the exact position on guns that you think she has, to have a nancy pelosi drafting leadership help on this issue from, among others, john dingell, a former board member of the nra, a former a-plus rated nra legislator. but for all of congressman dingell's nra bona fides, if you think that is the only thing worth knowing about him, you are missing a big part of the picture. last month, congressman dingell's wife, debbie dingell published a very personal op-ed in the "washington post." "when i was about to start eighth grade, my father almost shot my mother. it was another of their many ugly fights. i got between them literally and tried to grab the gun. i will never forget that night. the shouting. the fear. the raw fear that we would all die, my brother and sisters along with my parents. my calling f
house democratic leader nancy pelosi to the podium to present a mementos you will all receive as you leave the statuary hall . >> thank you very much, mr. chairman schumer, and cochair alexander wonderful inauguration. mr. vice-president, mr. president, first lady, first lady, first lady -- [laughter] dr. biden, all of our distinguished guests. i will tell you about a gift for you. freedom now stands on the dome of the capitol of the united states. may she stand there forever not only in form, but in spirit. those were the words expressed 150 years ago by the commissioner of public buildings as the statue of freedom was placed atop the capitol during the presidency of president lincoln. that expression of the spirit of freedom is what we want you to take with you today, and it is contained in this portfolio that you will receive from the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, along with a frame depiction of the capitol as it appeared at the start of the civil war. you heard it well described by chairman schumer in his remarks. today the statue of freedom and the spiri
president of the united states, our leader nancy pelosi here in the congress, and all of the members here are committed to deal for the very first time this horrible gun violence that is going on. and be able to deal with in a meaningful way. i thank all of the witnesses for being here. i join with all my colleagues in the very importance of this matter. we have at least five members of the house judiciary committee here. i want to close with this one point that has now become important. that is addressing the mental health crisis in our country. in which so many people suffer from some form of a mental problem. so i applaud you for being here and i look forward to this very important call to action. >> thank you. i would like to introduce the chair of the task force in the house of representatives of representatives, mike thompson of california. >> thank you very much. leader pelosi thank you for organizing this hearing and thank you for all the witnesses who came to share your expertise and experiences with us. as a gun owner, i think we should protect the second amendment rights. as a
leader, nancy pelosi here in the congress, and all of the members assembled here are committed to deal for the very first time this horrible gun violence that is going on and deal with it in a meaningful way. so i think all of the witnesses for being here. i join with all my colleagues in the very importance of this matter. what is important is addressing the mental health crisis in our country are you in which so many people suffer from some form of a mental problem. i applaud you all for being here, and i look forward to this very important call to action. >> thank you, mr. conyers. i would now like to introduce the chair of the task force. mike thompson of california. >> thank you very much, madam chair. leader nancy pelosi, thank you for organizing today's hearing. and thank you to the witnesses who came to share expertise with us and your experiences with us. as a gun owner, i believe that we should protect the second amendment rights. as a father and a grandfather, i also believe that we have a very important responsibility to make sure that our schools and our streets and our
died in the 2011 two don, arizona shooting. house minority leader nancy pelosi is also scheduled to attend. that will be live this afternoon starting at 2:00 eastern here on c-span. on this morning's "washington journal," we were joined by house judiciary committee chair, bob goodlatte, who discussed the debate over guns laws. host: welcome back to the table, bob goodlatte, chairman of the house judiciary committee committee. thank you very much for talking to our viewers this morning. guest: thank you. good to be with you and the viewers. host: the president will speak at 11:45 and put forward what he would like to see happen on gun control. what are your thoughts? guest: first of all we are interested in what the vice president's commission and the president propose and we'll take a serious look at anything that they put on the table. we are also very mindful of the fact that there is a second amendment, constitutional right, to keep and bear arms and that that right was only recently found by the united states supreme court to very clearly extend to individual civilians and th
, thank you for the chance to comment on this gun violence issue. i am a constituent of nancy pelosi. we're not having a here in san francisco. that is why i am here. shortly after hearing of the massacre in connecticut, i posted a petition on the web at called "ban assault weapons, all of them." i'm here to present you with nearly 5000 signatures the people nationwide who have signed the petition. it is not done by an organization or a group. it is just me, a concerned citizen and those who share my view, a ban on assault weapons, all of them. many who signed made comments. i urge you to leave through the comments. i will read a couple appeared as a former marine, i can guarantee very few if any civilians need anything like the assault weapons. mental illness might be a good scapegoat to fix the blame, it is nothing more than a red herring. the real problem is the profits of these weapons generate. >> thank you. i will read the comments. >> i found this information. the second amendment was included in the bill of rights to ensure the individual maintained the right to defend himself an
. democratic leader nancy pelosi will lead. you'll also hear from congresswoman rosa delauro of connecticut who is one of the co-chairs of the steering and policy committee. you're watching live coverage here on c-span. also, following the meeting here of the policy committee, we're going to show you president obama's comments from earlier today and his proposals on gun violence that he announced at the white house. there's leader pelosi about to get under way here on c-span. >> on the screen, michael nutter, mayor of philipp delve yarks and one of several folks who will testify this afternoon before the democratic is steering and policy committee about gun violence. also you'll hear from the superintendent of schools in newtown, connecticut. president obama releasing his proposals on gun violence earlier this afternoon. we'll show that to you after this meeting of democrats and you can also see the president's announcement on our website at c-span.org. >> good afternoon, everyone. thank you all very much for joining us on this very solemn and important occasion for the american people. just ov
day negotiating and debating and putting their facts together. the final decision between nancy pelosi and the head of the sun -- of the senate when they finally came out with exactly what the bill would be -- it was done behind closed doors. the putting together of the bills, people putting in their amendments, was actually done on cspan every day and i watched that. secondly, with respect to these people calling about taking away guns. there is nothing about taking away people's guns. if they go through a background check, they don't need to have a gun. the second amendment does not say that they can have any kind of amendment of they want. guest: let me answer your question about the meeting is being televised you are correct that the debate about the bill in congress was, to some extent, televised through the normal proceedings that cspan covers. obama was referring to the early negotiations which is what he had been critical of hillary clinton for -- the part where deals would be cut with the pharmaceutical industries and hospital industry and those negotiations were all behind cl
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